By Sue Surkes
A comparison between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler by director Jill Soloway injected a brutal sense of reality into Sunday’s otherwise-glittering Emmy Award ceremony in Los Angeles.
Trump was “a complete dangerous monster,” said Soloway, the Jewish creator of Transparent, about a dysfunctional Jewish family based on the story of her own father who came out as transgender.
“Any moment that I have to call Trump out for being an inheritor to Hitler, I will,” she told reporters backstage.
Receiving an award for directing a comedy series, Soloway added that the Holocaust-related story line of the show’s second season was “incredibly timely” given the nature of the presidential campaign. She said Trump’s views on immigration and law enforcement echoed the dynamics that led to Hitler’s rise to power.
SOURCES: News Now/ The Times Of Israel